Sheet 59se, Old Series 1". First edition 1848 issued in 1890. Mid Wales: Merioneth, Cardiganshire: Aberdovey. Hand coloured engraving
Sheet 59se, Old Series 1". First edition 1848 issued in 1890. Mid Wales: Merioneth, Cardiganshire: Aberdovey. Hand coloured engraving, flat, 46 x 61cm. Topography 1837, geology 1848, issued 1890 unrevised.Clear plate mark. Untrimmed, map plate slightly askew in sheet. Library annotation in southeast margin corner. Clean, bright and in very good to fine condition.
New county names Gwynedd north of the river and Dyfed to the south.
About the England & Wales One Inch Old Series
The Geological Survey of England and Wales used the Old Series of the Ordnance Survey topographic map at a scale of one inch to the mile as its basemap, initially. These engraved basemaps were published and revised between 1805 and 1885; the sheet sizes varied and the layout and numbering system were eccentric. The Old Series geological maps were hand-coloured and without geological sections, which were published separately. The GS of E&W published the Old Series from 1850 to 1900, when it switched to the colour printing and the New Series one inch maps. However, old stock of the Old Series continued to be issued, hand-coloured, until the 1930s.